Distributed Tracing and Monitoring with OpenTelemetry

Distributed Tracing and Monitoring with OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry is an emerging standard for tracing and the metrics of cloud services. You can use it to gain observability into applications that span multiple clouds and technological stacks.

I explain how to use open source and vendor-agnostic client libraries for OpenTelemetry and export telemetry to common APM systems such as Zipkin and others. Along the way, we discuss core concepts such as tags, metrics, exporters, zPages, and trace context propagation.


Simon Zeltser

June 13, 2019